Rick Fagel

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Rick Fagel
Country (sports) United States United States
Born (1953-11-29) November 29, 1953 (age 63)
Miami, Florida
Height 5'11" (180 cm)
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $64,787
Career record 46-97
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 76 (Jan 16, 1978)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 2R (1978)
Wimbledon 1R (1978, 79, 81, 82)
US Open 3R (1977)
Career record 29-75
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 256 (Jan 3, 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 3R (1979)
Wimbledon 1R (1979)
US Open 1R (1975, 77, 78, 80, 81)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open QF (1981)
US Open 2R (1978)

Rick Fagel (born November 29, 1953) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.[1]


Fagel played collegiate tennis at Columbia University and won the Ivy League Championship in 1972, beating Vitas Gerulaitis in the final.[2]

He appeared in 14 Grand Slam during his career.[2] His best performance came at the 1977 US Open, where he reached the third round, with wins over Russell Simpson and Antonio Munoz.[2] He was a mixed doubles quarter-finalist at the 1981 French Open, with German Eva Pfaff as his partner. En route they defeating a pairing consisting of Billie Jean King and Ilie Năstase.[2]

Fagel defeated John McEnroe at the Cincinnati Grand Prix tournament in 1977.[3] He was eliminated at the semi-final stage, by Mark Cox.[2] The following year he made the quarter-finals of the Florence Open.[2] In 1980 he and partner David Carter were doubles runners-up at the Sarasota Grand Prix.[2]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1980 United States Sarasota, United States Clay Australia David Carter Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Ecuador Ricardo Ycaza
3–6, 4–6

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1981 Mexico San Luis Potosi, Mexico Clay United States Steve Meister 7-6, 6-1